MMO-Champion - Scenario: Alcaz Island, Firelands Dailies Progression, Raidcomp, Firelands Raid Solo
A Future for Alcaz Island?
I was poking at the Patch 4.2 game files during the week end and it looks like Blizzard has a couple of plans for Alcaz Island, a new map "Scenario, Alcaz Island" seems to be in the game files.

Map.dbc


WorldSafeLocs.dbc

It looks like the zone will be instanced at some point, and available as a "Scenario". I couldn't find anything else on "scenario" in the game files but it's very unusual to have an additional information such as this one in the name of the Map. The only exception is "Transport:" maps and we could potentially be looking at a new type of instance here.

The "Expansion" field of the Map.dbc is set to "3" and seems to point to Cataclysm content but there's also the slight possibility that it's early data from the next expansion that got mislabeled.


Firelands / Molten Front Daily Quests - Progression Breakdown
A few days ago, Spl4sh3r posted a fairly useful list on the forums to try to explain how much time it will take you to unlock the different phases of the Firelands / Molten Front Daily Quests.

Phases Description
Phase 1 - Beginning
Phase 2 - Molten Front
Phase 3 - Choose between Druids of the Talon and Shadow Wardens
Phase 4 - Choosing the other option from Phase 3
Phase 5 - Choosing "Additional Armaments" (See Firelands Daily Quests Rewards)
Phase 6 - Choosing "Filling the Moonwell" (See Firelands Daily Quests Rewards)

Time to unlock the Flameward Hippogryph Mount - 30 Days

Amount of Marks Earned Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Phase 6
One time Quests 16 x 15 x 5 x 5 x 4 x 15 x
Beginning Daily Quests 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x
Molten Front Daily Quests N/A 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x
Faction 1 Daily Quests N/A N/A 9 x 9* x 9* x 9* x
Faction 2 Daily Quests N/A N/A N/A 9* x 9* x 9* x
Armaments Daily Quests N/A N/A N/A 5 x 4 x 4 x
Total Marks Needed 20 x 150 x 150 x 125 x 125 x 125 x
Time to Complete 1 Day 10 Days 7 Days 7 Days 5 Days 5 Days
(*) You can only complete quests from the Phase 3 or Phase 4 on a given day, not both phases, resulting in a total of 9 Marks for that day.


Reminder - RaidComp up to date for Patch 4.2!
There wasn't any major change to raiding mechanics in 4.2, which means that RaidComp still works for Patch 4.2! Check it out if you're wondering how to optimize your raid composition!



Firelands Raid Trash - Who wants to be a millionaire?
This video from Mione shows why Blizzard had to hotfix the trash of the Firelands raid instance earlier this week.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Scenario: Alcaz Island, Firelands Dailies Progression, Raidcomp, Firelands Raid Solo started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 145 Comments
  1. Skilz's Avatar
    Scenario makes me think they haven't decided on it. Sounds like something they are thinking about and maybe planning to do if it works out. Like "here we have a scenario for a BG/5 man/raid (or whatever) what do you think about it?)
  1. MysticalOS's Avatar
    That's ok their is a new "trick" now involving balorac's trash. And 3 manning it by having the add explode the rest of the mobs for you, then reset, collect loot and repeat tehse are even trash mobs that are farmable for rep beyond honored to. granted you need an instance cleared this far to use this trash so i suppose it's not something a pug is gonna do, more like a gulid to do on off nights with their own lockout.
  1. Thessalor's Avatar
    I love you Mione ^_^
  1. Doktor Faustus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Explosion_Rex View Post
    Yeah, but it's always just been there with no real purpose. No quests. Just as bunch of high lvl elites and a gnome you can't solo. The point is that there seem to be new files and it's being dubbed a scenario. Which indicates it will serve some actual purpose in the future.

    I'm definitely curious.
    Dr Weavil dropped a diary page for Blue Sceptre quest line for AQ gates, was fun luring noobs to him to get MC'ed.
  1. Runeforged's Avatar
    I don't think Alcaz would be a CoT instance if it has a graveyard INSIDE of it, usually you run from the gy in the actual caverns of time.
  1. Tharkash's Avatar
    Make trash immune to snares, problem fix'd.
  1. moocowfrakmilk's Avatar
    I have 2 guesses.
    1. Its part of the quest chain for the next legendary, a la the Nexus quests for Dragonwrath.
    2. *tin foil hat* This is about the same time 2 years ago that bibi 'discovered' the goblin and worgen halloween masks 'accidentally' added by blizzard. Just sayin....
  1. Mow's Avatar
    Now DKs and Hunters cant solo trash
  1. Sella's Avatar
    In the nice little table for the quests it says that it only takes 1 day to complete Phase 1. However in the post it says that it takes 3 days to complete Phase 1.

    Phase 1 (beginning):
    8 Marks from one time quests
    4 Marks from Phase 1 Daily
    Marks needed: 20
    Time to complete: 3 Days
  1. Anderzon's Avatar
    Mione will always amaze me, 4 days in to the new raid and he already found a way to "exploit" it :P
  1. Virtua's Avatar
    Pinkie Pie song in the video is awesome.
  1. Fluzzarn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocheku View Post
    Nerf DK's. And god, as awfull as that music was, i coulnd't resist keep listening to it.....Alcaz Island.... Hmmm.... soo much possibilities there.....
    how do you not like nyan cat? IMHO Nyan Cat isn't anything compared to Nyan Thornberry

    OT:I thought they only fixed the 77k elementals pack
  1. Barlowe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Explosion_Rex View Post
    Yeah, but it's always just been there with no real purpose. No quests. Just as bunch of high lvl elites and a gnome you can't solo. The point is that there seem to be new files and it's being dubbed a scenario. Which indicates it will serve some actual purpose in the future.

    I'm definitely curious.
    Since the revamping of Dustwallow Marsh, there's been at least 1 Alliance quest that has you flying over Alcaz Island to survey it, and I'm fairly sure I remember some other quest involving it from way back
  1. Sevino's Avatar
    Where can we found the software in database screenshots please ?
  1. Tokas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mionelol View Post
    How dare you dislike Nyancat and ponies?

    I'm going to tolerate and love you regardless <3
    srsly all pony lovers on this forum are crazy
  1. DarkPChan's Avatar
    Well blizzard said they have plans this expansion to include Kul Tiras (Jaina's homeland), so it may be part of the storyline on getting to there
  1. Nindoriel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkPChan View Post
    Well blizzard said they have plans this expansion to include Kul Tiras (Jaina's homeland), so it may be part of the storyline on getting to there
    Where did they say they have plans for it in THIS expansion? Source pls.
  1. biolink22's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mow View Post
    Now DKs and Hunters cant solo trash
    nope i been doing it all day 3 trash epics so far still havent got my second cleaver to drop though. Firelands is trolling me i keep getting these grey cleaver weapons =(.
  1. Shadowbane's Avatar
    Alcaz Island is where King Varian was held when he was taken prisoner by Naga and was missing in lore, I think. I'll bet that'll have something to do with it.
  1. Huntaer's Avatar
    the trash mobs cant be solo-ed unless ryolith is dead. just tried, ran straight to him

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